Events/Training

As a statewide resource, OBRC has numerous educational opportunities to help support optimal breastfeeding care in any setting in Oklahoma, from at home consults to leadership! Opportunities that OBRC offers include in-person classes, online trainings, annual summits, special events, and more!  Many of our trainings are funded through a contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Health to enable us to provide free trainings around the state.

Any and all are welcome to our events (please RSVP, as space is limited).

Upcoming Events

Note Worthy Items

Save the Date! 8th Annual 

Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma Summit

Keynote Speakers: Trish MacEnroe & Kimberly Seals-Allers

February 28, 2020 * Oklahoma City, OK

Click here to register & find more information

 

 

In Person Classes *

Breastfeeding Basics: Making Breastfeeding Easier

1-day Training Course

$FREE (via a contract with the Oklahoma State Department of Health)

7.5 CEUs

Agenda

This class teaches health care staff current information and skills to support breastfeeding mothers and their children, particularly during the prenatal and early postpartum periods. The class utilizes various modes of learning, including hands on activities, videos, small group work, equipment demonstration, etc. Class participants will be evaluated for basic breastfeeding competencies and receive 7.5 nursing contact hours. This class is appropriate for hospital and clinic staff as well as providers in community settings (e.g. doulas, peer counselors).

SESSIONS:
October 3, 2019, Samis Education Center, OKC, OK- Register Here

March 12, 2020, Samis Education Center, OKC, OK - Register Here

June 18, 2020, Samis Education Center, OKC, OK - Register Here

August 20, 2020, Samis Education Center, OKC, OK - Register Here

November 5, 2020, Samis Education Center, OKC, OK -  Register Here

Breastfeeding Basics & Beyond

2-day Training Course

$FREE

11.8 CEUs

Agenda

This class teaches health care staff current information and skills to support breastfeeding mothers and their children, during the prenatal, early postpartum periods and beyond, including topics such as milk production, dads/partners and the workplace.  This class utilizes various modes of learning, including pre and post self-assessments, hands-on activities, videos, small group work, equipment demonstration, etc. Class participants will be evaluated for basic breastfeeding competencies and receive 11.8 nursing contact hours. This class is appropriate for hospital and clinic staff as well as home visiting staff and other providers in community settings (e.g. doulas, peer counselors).

NEXT SESSIONS:

December 9 & 10, 2019, Tulsa Location - REGISTRATION CLOSED

March 25 & 26, 2020, OKC Location: TBD. Register Here

*OBRC Reserves the right to cancel classes due to low registration.

Book a Session at Your Facility

If OBRC does not have a class listed near you, we would love to come to you!  In addition to the two courses outlined above, OBRC can also provide various trainings to fit your needs.  Below is a short list of courses/lectures available.  If you lactation needs are not listed here, contact us to discuss other possibilities.

  • Lectures for physicians/providers
  • Presentations for hospital leadership on optimal hospital care
  • Baby-friendly skills training
  • Clinical skills sessions
  • Other specific topics as needed (e.g. skin to skin contact, prenatal education, etc)

Looking to obtain credit for community rotations?  See the below list of our rotation offerings. 

Each training has a required minimum number of attendees, as well as host requirements. For more information, contact as at: obrc@ouhsc.edu.


Online Breastfeeding Training for Healthcare Staff

Online Breastfeeding Education for Health Care Staff

$30.00 (for those enrolled in the Becoming Baby-Friendly in Oklahoma [BBFOK] Project) (Plus $2.75 credit card charge)

$60.00 (for those not enrolled in the BBFOK Project) (Plus $2.75 credit card charge)

15 CNEs awarded for completion of this training.

Click here to see the learning objectives for each of the 15 modules within our online training.

This 15-hour online course is designed to help train all healthcare staff in skills necessary to implement the Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding. This training was developed in accordance with the standards of education as established by “Step 2” (Train all healthcare staff in the skills necessary to implement the healthcare infant feeding policy) as outlined by Baby-Friendly USA [BFUSA]). BFUSA does not license or endorse any educational programs. This course and the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Resource Center (OBRC) are not affiliated with BFUSA. 

This course has a 90-day time limit from the day you start the course.

For an invoice, email OBRC@ouhsc.edu

Online payments, please use the links below in the beige box.

FREE Online Breastfeeding Education for Providers

The Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics (3 Hrs). Click Here.

Maryland Department of Health Webinar Series (6 Lectures). Click Here.

University of Albany, School of Public Health (4 CEs). Click Here.

Community Health Training Institute (3 Hrs). Click Here.

ONLINE BREASTFEEDING EDUCATION FOR STAFF

Online Training Links - Digital Chalk

  1. To PURCHASE OBRC's 15-hour Online Course via Digital Chalk, Click Here to register (you need to register only once)
    1. Click Here For a "How To".
  2. To continue working on your training, Click Here to access OBRC's 15-hour Online Course via Digital Chalk.
    1. Click Here For a "How To".

If issues arise regarding registration, logging in, etc., please contact us at: OBRC@ouhsc.edu or 405-271-6162.

Lactation Clinical Rotations

OBRC offers a variety of options for health care students & health care professionals to receive lactation-based clinical experiences.  We take one student/professional per week (herein referred to as an "Intern") to come and shadow at three locations, the OU Physicians Breastfeeding Clinic (outpatient), the Oklahoma Mothers' Milk Bank (OMMB), and The Lactation Center (TLC) (inpatient, via the Women's & Newborn Center at OU Children's).  Rotations are scheduled year-round on a first to contact, first served basis.

Student Lactation Rotations
  • Available for health care students enrolled in dietetic programs. 
  • Ask your internship director to contact OBRC to schedule your community rotation with us!
  • Each rotation consists of approximately 2 days in the outpatient setting, 2 days in the inpatient setting and 1 day at the OMMB.

Pediatric Resident Lactation Elective

  • Please click to schedule your rotation.
  • Residents MUST provide, at least, A) 2 weeks notice, B) list of days they are not available (due to clinic, etc.) and C) their cell phone number.
  • Rotations can vary from 1-4 weeks in length.
  • The general schedule consists of spending time at the inpatient setting, the outpatient setting, and at the OMMB.  Interns will have the opportunity attend any OBRC trainings and specialized meetings or events that are scheduled during their rotation.

Want to volunteer at the Oklahoma Mothers' Milk Bank? Click here.